The Durham Ox Shortlist*

A 300-year history of hosting weary travellers backs this characterful country pub. More

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The Durham Ox
Westway,
Crayke
Yorkshire
YO61 4TE
England
01347 821506
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Good Hotel Guide Review

A 300-year history of hosting weary travellers backs this characterful country pub. Over the past 17 years, Michael and Sasha Ibbotson have continued that tradition, with ‘good-quality, excellent-value dining and accommodation’ in the ‘friendly’ inn and adjacent farm cottages. ‘Even on two cold January nights, it was busy.’ Eat in the flagstone-floored dining areas or the all-weather garden room. British pub classics and daily specials feature on the blackboard menus. ‘The food is excellent, with an interesting and varied choice.’ Modern, country-style bedrooms (some small) have a large bed, pretty fabrics, exposed beams; a spacious studio has sofas, a kitchen, an honesty bar and a private balcony with views across the Vale of York. Walks from the door; walking guides available. 3 bars, restaurant, private dining room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. Background music. Function facilities. 1-acre grounds. Parking. Children (special menu, high chairs) and dogs (in public areas, some bedrooms) welcomed. 3 miles E of Easingwold. Convenient for Park-and-Ride into York. 6 bedrooms (1 suite, accessed via external stairs; 5 in converted farm cottages; 2 on ground floor), plus 3-bedroom self-catering cottage in village. Per room B&B £120–£150. Dinner £30.

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The Durham Ox
Westway,
Crayke
Yorkshire
YO61 4TE

Guest comments

'Has become more of a restaurant-with-rooms than an inn with restaurant. The main bar area is now set mainly for dining. The food was excellent, with an interesting and varied choice, and overall the staff were friendly and helpful. Even on two cold January nights it was busy. Our accomodation (field cottage) was as expected small but very clean. The the bathroom was a little cold (no radiator) although it should be fine for most of the year. Overall good quality, excellent value dining and accomodation. ' - MH - January, 2016

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